Joined: Thu Sep 05, 2013 1:15 am
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Dieter (with a rope playing out behind him), followed by Josiane with a guttering torch, and finally Dorgan descend the narrow, curling stair that initially circles the broad, roughly cylindrical hole in the bedrock, but then becomes an unguarded stair that descends the final 10ft or so through "empty air".
As they arrive below, Josiane's torch light illuminates a 80ft wide, squarish chamber hewed coarsely from the rock. It smells old, and Dorgan immediately forms the impression that this chamber predates the upper works by decades, if not centuries.
The floor is of mildly uneven natural stones with hardened dirt packed between them, but is relatively clean. There is a pile of rocks with barrows, buckets, and shovels near one wall and, opposite, is the only visible exit from the space: a single, open arched doorway near one of the room's corners.
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Hirelings: Georges; torch[/f]